Kezar Stadium

  • News

    November 6, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Daniel Hill, Reno Man, Arrested in Connection to 2010 Murder of S.F. Homeless Man

    San Francisco police have identified a suspect in a three-year-old unsolved murder case in Golden Gate Park. Police arrested 36-year-old Daniel Hill, a Reno, Nevada resident, on suspicion of killing 53-year-old Michael Ponder, a homeless man who had been residing near Kezar Stadium in Golden Gate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Adieu, 49ers: San Francisco, Team to File for Divorce

    For those with Kezar Stadium memories, losing the 49ers hurts. So does knowing the city can no longer afford the team.​Following that rarest of things -- a Super Bowl that came down to the final snap -- New England Patriots fans will be endlessly playing over the events in their minds. If only tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Michael Ponder Beaten to Death: Homicide No. 34

    ​The San Francisco Medical Examiner's office has identified the homeless man found beaten to death Saturday morning near Kezar Stadium as Michael Ponder. The 53-year-old succumbed to his wounds was discovered at 7:30 a.m. in Golden Gate Park.

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    49ers Kicker Joe Nedney Vs. Killer Robot: A Trove of Photos

    All photos | Joe EskenaziJoe Nedney -- that's him with the uniform -- represented humanity. Ziggy, in the foreground, was the robots' champion.​Yesterday, SF Weekly covered an unusual Kezar Stadium competition, in which the San Francisco 49ers' 37-year-old kicker, Joe Nedney, easily outbooted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Cheerleader Caught Looking

    Jim HerdI spy with my little eye...​On Saturday at Kezar Stadium, Stanford played its annual Cardinal and White preseason scrimmage. While it was, by all accounts, a fine afternoon, most San Franciscans found other ways to pass the time. It seems this Stanford cheerleader did, too. To be fair, it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    49ers Kicker Joe Nedney Outboots Killer Robot

    Joe EskenaziJoe Nedney tees up for humanity; Ziggy looks on​The San Francisco 49ers' Joe Nedney today scored a victory for humanity -- and the small subsection of humans who kick footballs professionally. The human being scored an easy victory over Ziggy the Killer Robot in a field goal-kicking ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Can 49er Joe Nedney Outkick Killer Robot?

    Actually, the robot is even meaner looking than Super Toe...​In a blatant publicity stunt we just couldn't resist, the San Francisco 49ers' excellent placekicker, Joe Nedney, will engage in a field goal battle with a 300-pound titanium killer robot named Ziggy. Not bad, Joe. But the robot awaits. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    Stanford Intersquad Football Game Comes to S.F.; Cal Fans Grind Teeth

    You could call it a win-win: The football squad of Leland Stanford Junior University will be playing a game here in San Francisco -- and they'll be spending tons of money in our broke, broke city. Stanford has announced it will be playing its annual "Cardinal and White" intersquad spring game at S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    It's On! Department of Public Works Street-Steamer Passes On-Field Audition, Will Lead 49ers Out of Tunnel On Opening Day.

    Tom TracyThe leader of the Pack ... er, the 49ers​Last week we reported that Steve Mahoney, a Department of Public Works steam-cleaner and motorcycle enthusiast, was stoked to be tentatively named the team's new on-field leader. All that was between Mahoney and a gig leading the 49ers onto the fie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    San Francisco 49ers New On-Field Leader: Department of Public Works Street-Steamer

    Tom TracySteve Mahoney has Niners fandom in his blood (as well as ink)​With hopes high that the San Francisco 49ers can, once again, provide as much or more entertainment as the Piccolo Pete's sandwich and clandestine booze fans smuggle into Candlestick Park, the jury is out on who will be the tea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    A Murder Most Foul: Douglas Johnson, Stabbed To Death In Bayview-Hunters Point, Is City's 22nd Homicide

    View Larger MapThe San Francisco Medical Examiner's office has told SF Weekly that the man found stabbed to death in Bayview at 12:49 Monday morning by the San Francisco Police Department was Douglas Johnson, a 49-year-old San Franciscan. Police reports state Johnson got out of his parked car on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    A Murder Most Foul: Update -- Identity of Homicide Victim Found In Kezar Parking Lot Revealed

    View Larger MapThe San Francisco Medical Examiner has identified the man found stabbed to death in the parking lot of Kezar Stadium in the wee hours Wednesday morning and notified his family, which resides in California. The man is 31-year-old Robert Matas, who had no known San Fran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    SFPD: Dead Man Discovered In Kezar Stadium Parking Lot 'Definitely a Homicide'

    View Larger MapThe unidentified man police discovered at around 2:30 this morning is "definitely a homicide" according to San Francisco Police Department spokeswoman Sergeant Lyn Tomioka -- making the man the city's 21st homicide victim of the year. The victim -- whose identity, age, race, and othe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    In Desperate Times, Roller Derby Jams On

    Better than bread and circusesOne of the classical world's entertainment staples was gladiatorial combat, a blood sport that allowed mud-caked plebes to forget, however briefly, the squalor of their day-to-day lives. In modern times, as we noted in a news story last month, the blood sport known as r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Breaking News: Bomb Squad Investigates 'Device' Detonated North of Kezar Stadium

    Around 7 p.m. Wednesday, police evening cordoned off several blocks around the wooded area north of Kezar Stadium after an explosion rocked the neighborhoods surrounding eastern Golden Gate Park.An official accompanying two bomb squad trucks that had been called to the scene said the blast, which co ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 14, 2005

    Feeling Crabby

    Must we love everything about S.F. -- even the Dungeness?

  • News

    August 24, 2005

    Discount Dynasty

    After scoring big with "Two Buck Chuck," renegade vintner Fred Franzia once again has Napa Valley's wine burghers in an uproar

  • News

    July 14, 2004

    Sunset on a Murder

    Everyone thought the drunken fighting was just boys being boys. Until Robert Ramirez was shot 14 times in the face and Philip Sands -- one of his closest west-side friends -- was charged with murdering him.

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 19, 2004
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    June 25, 2003

    Up, Up, Away

    The economy's been laid low, but you can still get high. Extremely.

  • News

    June 4, 2003

    Muni's Mack Daddy

    James Robinson used to be a pimp. Now he's a transit union bigwig. And he's got higher ambitions.

  • News

    November 13, 2002

    The Great Irish Hope?

    How amateur boxing matches -- and a bunch of mostly black and Latino fighters -- are resurrecting Irish culture in the Sunset

  • News

    October 23, 2002

    Series Clincher

    Our spies-about-town tell you -- the non-ticketed majority -- the best party spots for World Series watching

  • News

    January 23, 2002

    Unsportsmanlike Conduct

    The chaotic, unsuccessful, and utterly charming first year of the San Francisco Tsunami of the Women's American Football League

  • Music

    December 17, 1997
  • News

    August 13, 1997

    The Fall of Love

    Chet Helms and his Avalon Ballroom were the heart and soul of the Summer of Love. Thirty years of stupid business moves later, love is all that's left.

  • Calendar

    July 2, 1997
  • News

    November 13, 1996

    Battled Fields

    A soccer dad says pickup players are being treated like second-class athletes

  • News

    December 13, 1995

    Calling It Rape

    Two decades after the nightmare with a bronzed boatman on the Salmon River, I still hadn't forgiven myself for not fighting back. But there was no time like the present.

  • Calendar

    October 25, 1995
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